Example Workshop Saturday, February 16
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discussing the Current Anti-CGRP Status & the Challenges & Opportunities They Pose
9:00 am - 9:30 am
The Fundamentals Focus Day has been designed for those who are new to blockchain, or for those who have existing knowledge but are looking for a refresher or the opportunity to benchmark learning. The day will provide good foundational knowledge for business leaders across banking, corporates, insurers, supply chain, ports and logistics who want to embrace the opportunities of blockchain. Interactive workshops will offer the opportunity to advance your blockchain implementation or kick-start new initiatives.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blockchain 101: Understanding the Core Principles of the Technology
Blockchain architecture offers a totally different way of looking at things. To better understand the opportunities of blockchain, you need to start with a solid foundational knowledge of the technology itself. This workshop is designed to go beyond the buzzwords and will take you through the concepts of distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchain, bitcoin, tokenization, nodes – helping you navigate this new techie language. Private and public blockchains will be explained and you will gain an understanding of how they can deliver trust and transparency. We will explore the kind of business problems blockchain is a solution for and when you might employ alternative technologies. We will look into some of the challenges of blockchain technology from a security and privacy standpoint.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Exploring How Blockchain Offers the Potential to Simplify Global Trade Finance
Blockchain is a business technology, its success is defined by being able to take a business-led approach to identifying a common problem to be solved, identifying blockchain as a potential solution, and leading out the implementation. This workshop will look at the specific business problems faced in global trade finance today – across the ecosystem (banks, corporates, shipping & logistics, insurers) – and marry the benefits of blockchain as established in session 1, to demonstrate why blockchain is such a powerful solution. This session will look at speeding up transaction time, improving ease of transaction, delivering authenticity of data. We will help you to envisage the future of global trade finance under the influence of blockchain technology. The session will end with an audience discussion with a focus on opportunity mapping.